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Chiltern's Star Theatre Classic Movie Nights

Our Australian Movie nights are back again!

“The Bounty” 1984 PG

Saturday 26th August at 6.45pm
Starring Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins. Daniel Day Lewis, Liam Neeson

This is an action packed adventure tale retelling the story of the "Mutiny on the Bounty. "  
Hopkins stars as William Bligh, the sea captain who in 1789, steered ‘The Bounty’ on the long journey to Tahiti. Mel Gibson stars as Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutineers.

(William Bligh was later appointed Governor of the Colony of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corp. His actions directed against the trade resulted in the so-called Rum Rebellion)

Unfinished Sky” 2007 M

Saturday 16th September at 6.45pm
Starring William McInnes,  Monic Hendrickx, David Field, Roy Billing

Romantic drama. A frightened woman appears on the property of a reclusive farmer. Neither can speak the others language. Both are hiding from something. As their trust and affection grows, secrets are revealed that could endanger them both.

The Castle” 1997 M

Saturday 7th October at 6.45pm
One of Australia’s favourite films celebrates 20 years since its cinema debut .
Stars Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Eric Banna, Sophie Lee, Stephen Curry, “Bud” Tingwell, Robyn Nevin

It tells the story of a working-class Australian family who live adjacent to Melbourne's busy airport. The family is a close-knit group who love and support each other. The plot centres on the family's desire to keep their home despite the compulsory acquisition order placed on it by the local authority.
Winner of the 'Best Original Screenplay' (AFI Awards) and 'Australian Movie of the Year' (Australian Movie Convention), ‘The Castle’ is a gently satirical film which has delighted audiences with its Australian humour.

2017 update…….. The family house, or “Castle” used in the film, was recently sold at auction for removal to make way for some townhouses. We are delighted to have George Fendyck and Geoff Lucas who purchased the house, as our guest speakers, giving us an insight into the future plans for the house and steps involved in moving it to Beechworth.

The True Story  of Spit McPhee” 1987

Saturday 18th November at 6.45pm
Stars Philip Hancock, Sir John Mills, Elspeth Ballantyne, Rebecca Smart, Ray Meagher, & Paul Chubb.

Filmed in CHILTERN in 1987 and shown on Channel 9 as a 4 part TV mini series. 
We are delighted to have Marcus Cole, who was the Director, as our guest speaker.
"When young Spit McPhee came to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St. Helens feared for his future. For Fyfe McPhee was a crazy old man. Barefoot Spit had to fend for himself along the riverbank where they lived - and when old Fyfe died after one of his 'turns', a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins”.


Booking Details

Bookings essential by Thursday Evening - for catering purposes.
Numbers can be from 20 to 100! So early bookings appreciated!

We have an Early-bird concession price of $25 if booking and payment is received by the Wednesday prior to the film night. Payment can be made at Chiltern Post office or by Direct Deposit
BSB 063 744 CBA Account Number 10029531 Name Chiltern Rutherglen Continuing Education.
Please include your name & Film in reference line

Pay on night cost is $28
includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper
or come along at 8 pm for film showing without BBQ tea - $15. Children half price. 

Cost includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8 pm for film showing etc. Without BBQ tea - $15. Children half price.

All bookings and enquiries to Lois Hotson – Ph 03 57 261 358 | Email: or
Emma & Matt at the Chiltern Post Office


Other Programs which we hope will be of interest:

with Di Thomas

Saturday 14th October
9.15 to 3.30pm at Rutherglen High School. BYO Lunch

Cost: $120 for the day course includes all ingredients, supplies & workshop notes

It’s a hands-on, fun cheese making workshop. Learn how to create delicious cheeses in your own home. Learn several basic cheese making techniques. It is not a difficult process and does not require a lot of equipment.

A selection of cheeses to be made on the day could be Camembert, Haloumi, Feta,  Labne, Paneer, Quarg, Mascarpone, Ricotta, cream cheese or sour cream.

Buying and Selling on eBay
with Samantha Corneille

Register your interest
Chiltern Primary School

3 hour Workshop - with an intro into how to set up an ebay account, paypal account and how to buy and sell on ebay.    People to bring one item to sell that they could list during the class.

Introduction to Feng Shui
with Fiona VanderWeyde

Saturday 9th September
10.30am – 4.30pm Chiltern Court House, 58 Main Street, Chiltern
Cost: $65 per person

Feng Shui is the Ancient Chinese Art of placement. For thousands of years it has been used to create Balance, improve Wellbeing and promote Prosperity, Wealth, Health and Relationships.

Learn how to use simple corrections or remedies to improve your life. Let me show you how to look at your home and work environment in a whole new way.
This workshop is designed to give you an understanding of the basic Feng Shui principles.
ALL NOTES & MATERIALS SUPPLIED  (Class numbers limited so book early)
We provide morning & afternoon tea along with a grazing table also a glass or two of bubbly.
For more information please contact Fiona Ph: 0422 633 890 or email:

5 Craft Workshops
with Fiona VanderWeyde

Over September and October……
These Workshops will be held at Bill Hotson’s Studio, 143 Old Cemetery Road, Chiltern

If you would like to attend any of these workshops but the date or day is not suitable you can get a few friends together and request another class time... day or evening.

For more information download the 2017 Spring Program Guide

Register your interest !

Bookings & enquiries for any programs can be confirmed with Lois Hotson – Ph 03 57 261 358
Or contact : Emma & Matt at Chiltern Post Office